Saturday, April 12, 2014

3 of 5 DeliciScore™ (Good) Awarded to Bullwheel for their Prime Rib Dip Sandwich in Enumclaw, WA on this 12th day of April, 2014 - Not one of the better.

The menu at The Bullwheel, a lodge at Crystal Mountain ski resort.  Was up there with Garth and Dana on a perfect, sunny spring-skiing day.  We had fun!

The prime rib dip on the menu.  $16.  Came as described.

A picture of the meat.  Doesn't look real appealing.

A jus picture.  The light reflection makes it look like there's a goldfish floating in it in this picture (there wasn't).  The jus overall is pretty oily.  Good and herby (which is nice) but a little too oily, I think.  3.5 of 5 for this.

The view from our seat.  Again, beautiful day.

Another picture of the dip.  The bread is quite white and hardly toasted.  The skewers were orange-yellow in color.  The bread was dense: a 3 of 5.  Could have been more toasted.

The horseradish was quite good.  Not authentic or anything but good tasting.

No the most beautiful side profile.  The meat was medium rare but looked more read.  The bread is stark white.

The "money shot".  Pretty good jus.  Bread was okay.  Meat wasn't good.  Pretty bad prime rib in fact.

The salad that came with it.  Good overall.  About a 4 of 5.  Good blue cheese dressing.  Radish and julienned carrots for extra flair and steez.

Overall this dip had good jus.  The bread was only fair and not all that attractive.  The meat needed A LOT of work.  Garth ordered a dip as well and his meat was really bad and really gristly and overdone.  Sure, we weren't at a steakhouse or anything like that but between an overly oily jus and bad meat, this sandwich was only a 2.5 of 5.  For a prime rib dip it would score even lower.  Not as bad as the one we had at The Game.

Bread  3 of 5.  Dense.  Very white.  Not toasted enough.
Meat  2 of 5.  Not good for prime rib.  Provided too much gristle and did not provide consistency between well-done and medium rare, cut thickness, etc.
Jus  2 of 5.  Flavor was a 4 or so but the greasiness / oiliness was a turn-off.
Overall  2.5 of 5.  Good tasting jus, dense bread, meat lacking overly greasy jus.

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